Welcome to the Rick Hansen Foundation blog! We post regularly on a range of topics and issues in the disability and accessibility community.

Explore past posts to read personal experiences of disability, tips for how to improve accessibility in your community, what you can do to be more inclusive, and more.

Inclusive language: Why does it matter?

February 19, 2018

The way we refer to one another is intrinsically connected to the kind of society we want to live in.

A garden for everyone: Common Roots Urban Farm, Halifax, NS

February 6, 2018

Common Roots Urban Farm (CRUF) is a community oasis in bustling downtown Halifax.

What does it mean to be disability aware?

January 22, 2018

Being disability aware means taking a look at your current perceptions about people with disabilities and being more mindful of how you think and act around them.   

Cathy Browne: Artist, storyteller, advocate

January 8, 2018

Cathy Browne is a riveting storyteller, and the dark December night that we shared a meal became an enlightening one as she told her own narrative.

December Disability Reading List

December 13, 2017

It’s time for our quarterly reading list. Below is a curated list of articles about disability and identity.

Accessibility in 2017: A Year in Review

December 1, 2017

While much still needs to be done for our country and world to become truly accessible and inclusive, this International Day of Persons with Disabilities is an opportune time to celebrate the amazi

How can we move towards meaningful access for all?

November 27, 2017

Today, one in seven Canadian adults identifies as having a mobility, vision, or hearing disability; that’s about 3.8 million Canadians.

Rick Hansen Foundation Fall 2017 Newsletter

November 20, 2017

The latest updates on Rick Hansen Foundation programs and initiatives for Fall 2017.

How art helped me heal after an SCI

October 30, 2017

Before my injury I had the world by the tail, so to speak. Active, healthy lifestyle. Fancy car. Family and friends and great relationships. Successful business.

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